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The Best ESL/EFL Blogs

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“The Best…” list is going to be an expanding one.

These are the ESL/EFL blogs that I subscribe to now, but I’m sure there are many more out there that I just don’t know about…

I hope you’ll contribute their url addresses in the comments section! The criteria I used included that they are updated regularly (more-or-less), their focus is ESL/EFL, and that they provide information that I’ve found useful in my teaching.

Here are my picks for The Best ESL/EFL Blogs (not in any order):

David Deubelbeiss

ELL Classroom

Learning the Language

Adult Education and Technology

Life Is A Feast

Learning Technology Blog

Nik’s Daily English Activities

Nik’s Quick Shout Technology News

Burcu Akyol’s EFL Blog

Jamie Keddie

Kalinago English

Six Things

TEFLtastic

Carl Dowse

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

Seth Dickens

Carla Arena

Think And Dream In English

Teacher Boot Camp

Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog

The English Blog

English Raven

Marmara Elt/EFL Resources

everythingESL

My Life Untranslated: Adventures of a New ESL Teacher in New York City

I’ve written a lot about how I use online video games with my English Language Learner students. I was originally inspired along line by Graham Stanley and Kyle Mawer. They’ve just begun a blog on topic called Digital Play.

Marisa Constantinides – TEFL Matters

French Frog’s Little English Pond

Ken Wilson’s Blog

Teaching Village

Who else should be on list? Please keep in mind the criteria I’ve used — they’re updated more-or-less regularly, their focus is on ESL/EFL, and that they’ve provided information that has been useful in your teaching.

Sean Banville, the man behind a zillion sites used by ESL teachers around the world everyday, has compiled a very big list of ESL blogs — and it’s growing. If the ones I have listed here aren’t enough for you, definitely go and check out his webpage. And, if you have an ESL blog and it’s not there, let him know.

David Deubelbeiss has put together a great tool that allows you to explore 130 different ESL/EFL blogs. It’s called the ELT Blog Generator. Unfortunately, I can’t get it to embed here, but you can go to the link and have some fun.

“One Stop Blogs” is a project of Macmillan Publishers that brings together the feeds of ESL/EFL blogs (and others that are not specifically ESL/EFL but could still be of interest).

Teaching English at The British Council has greatly expanded the number of bloggers who are writing monthly posts on different topics. You can find them all here. I’ll also be writing there, and you can find my posts here.

Poplingual has an attractive listing of popular ESL/EFL blogs and their recent posts. I learned about it from Eric Roth.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

22 Comments

  1. Larry, you’ve made my day… again! There’s so much to discover on these blogs, and I can’t wait until Monday to try out a few new ideas… – so, here’s another well-deserved *big* “thank you” to you and your work -excellent!

  2. Dear Larry,

    Thanks for adding my blog to the list. It has not been easy for the last months to keep updating the blog, but now it seems that things have been back to normal after organizing my life back in Brazil, and blogging is again flowing more smoothly about a topic that I´m passionate about, Ed Tech for EFL.

  3. Thanks for including Alex Case’s TEFLtastic! Also, “Kalinago English” was our site of the month for June. http://edition.tefl.net/category/awards/
    Will check out some of the others now!

  4. What a surprise you have included me on this list. I believe the effort was worth it. Thanks!

  5. Dear Larry,

    What an honour to be included in your list. You are a reference to many of us who like blogging about EFL/ ESL.
    Thanks a lot!!!!

  6. Hello Larry,
    Perpaps you could consider my BE Blog on the list.
    The address is: http://beblog.communication-realization.com/#home
    You can access the blog also through my website.
    I deliver communication English training courses throughout Europe and the focus is always on communication first. Any language can be learned through our capacity to communicate: 100% guaranteed!
    Sincerely,
    Elisabeth Dols

  7. I totally agree with the list. I’d also add Ken Wilson’s Blog: http://kenwilsonelt.wordpress.com/

  8. Hello Sir.Larry Ferlazzo,

    you created a great list here and some of them are my friend.. I hope you can add my personal EFL/ELT blog this list.

    Sincerely,
    Özcan Dönmez

  9. Larry,
    Thank you for this list! I’m passing it along to my sister. She is the Adult Education Director at Focus Points Family Resource Center in Denver, CO.

    http://tr.im/CTyJ

    Russ

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  11. Thank you for this great list! I would like to add my website, gonaturalenglish.com, video lesson resource for ESL students and teachers. I love to focus on cultural competence, body language, voice and other lesser-known tricks for communicating in English “naturally.” Check it out and feel FREE to pass it on. 100% Free!

  12. you’ll find this site helpfull

    AlMaany multilingual dictionary

    website url : Al-Maany Dictionary

    the website available in five languages:
    English, Spanish, Brazilian, Frensh and Arabic

    the website enables you to download a collection of dictionaries in PDF format.

    name meanings
    Holy Quran vocabularies meanings
    Synonyms and antibodies
    and more

    search methods
    Legal, financial, military, medical, political, marketing, engineering, agricultural, computer …etc

  13. Larry,

    Great links. Very useful information and great sources for new ideas. I just wanted to add a couple of my favorite to the list. These sites have helped me a great deal with activities for my students and spin-off ideas of my own.

    Bogglesworld: flashcards, worksheets, activities – bogglesworldesl.com/

    Breaking News English: recent news stories with activities – http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/

    E.L. Eston: ESL activities – eleaston.com/speaking.html

    ESL Flow: activities, games – http://www.eslflow.com/

    ESL Galaxy: activities – http://www.esl-galaxy.com/

    ESL Notes: movie plot summaries, vocabulary, questions for class – http://www.eslnotes.com/

    MES English: free flashcards, crossword maker, holiday pictures – http://www.mes-english.com/

    One Stop English – http://www.onestopenglish.com/

    Simply Scripts: movie and TV scripts available online – http://www.simplyscripts.com/

    Voice of America: news stories with questions and activities – http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/

  14. Hi, I write a blog for the online language learning company Dexway, and I regularly update the blog with articles, stories and videos that are suited to the different CEFR levels for English learners:

    http://www.dexway.com/blog/category/dexway-magazine/

    If the videos are for beginners I include a transcript, and if they are for more advanced learners I include a list of some of the more challenging words.

    I hope the blog is useful and interesting for people learning English.

    The articles aren’t lesson plans or exercises, but I do hope they are useful nonetheless.

    Cheers,

    Ben

  15. Thanks for the list Larry. It’s been good to discover all these blogs and this has been helpful in how I work on my own blog

    http://www.londonlanguageexperience.com/blog/

    Also I like lists!

    All the best

    Luke

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  18. All great resources for ESL! One of the most challenging issues is often retention of a new language. I think the Pimsleur Approach ESL program helps to ingrain what you learn into memory.

    http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/aprende-ingles/

  19. Hi Larry

    It’s still a great list, but some of the blogs haven’t been updated for months or even years. Any chance of splitting them into active and less than active/ defunct blogs (have been trying myself but haven’t got far)

    Cheers

    Alex

  20. Great! I’m subscribed to this thread, so please let me know when I do and I’ll “borrow” the links for my blogroll too! Have started a division of blogs into active and not so active on the right hand side of my main page – hope it might be some use with your own list before I steal from you!
    http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/

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